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Attorney Rob McDuff, left, an attorney representing the Jackson Women's Health Organization, argues on behalf of the state's only abortion clinic, for a lawsuit filed by them to remain open by blocking a law that would ban most abortions in the state, before Special Chancellor Debbra K. Halford, right, in Hinds County Chancery Court, Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Jackson, Miss. On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional protections for abortion. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool)

Miss. abortion law to go into effect Thursday

A trigger law on abortion has cleared its final hurdle in Mississippi. The Jackson Women’s Health Organization in lost yet another legal challenge to the state’s coming restrictions on abortion. On Tuesday, a judge struck down the abortion clinic’s attempt to temporarily block the law that would ban most abortions.

FILE - This Oct. 4, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. Over the objections of the Biden administration, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider a climate change case that could limit the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The court also said Oct. 29, 2021, that it would hear a Republican-led immigration challenge. Both cases won't be argued until 2022 at the earliest. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Historic rulings define latest Supreme Court term

The Supreme Court issued its final ruling of the term, wrapping up a historic session packed with several prominent rulings. In a five to four decision Thursday, the nation’s highest court ruled the Biden administration can terminate the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy.

FILE - Steam billows from a coal-fired power plant Nov. 18, 2021, in Craig, Colo. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, 2022, limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Supreme Court EPA decision met with mixed reactions

The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA broad or expansive powers to regulate carbon emissions, in turn, leaving it up to states. In a six to three vote on Thursday, the high court decided the executive agency could not impose regulations on states that restrict carbon emissions to encourage a transfer to renewable energy.

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2020 file photo, shows the Arizona Supreme Court in the Arizona State Courts building in Phoenix, Ariz. Shortly after the Arizona Supreme Court created a task force on countering disinformation in 2019, its members realized their approach was a losing battle. They thought they could simply counter misinformation with information. Then came the pandemic, protests following the death of George Floyd and the 2020 election, and the rush of disinformation that followed. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Blake Masters has a ‘master’ plan for Ariz.

Blake Masters was a student at Stanford Law School in 2012 when his notes on Pay Pal co-founder Peter Thiel’s computer science startup class became an internet sensation. Masters transformed those class notes into a New York Times bestseller: “Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future.”

The Assembly Chambe is pictured as the house stands at ease during a special legislative session as lawmakers consider new firearms regulations for concealed-carry permits at the state Capitol, Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

N.Y. to bar concealed carry in various locations, increase requirements

The Empire State is striking back against a recent Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment. Governor Kathy Hochul (D) unveiled a list of “sensitive locations” where concealed carriers will not be permitted to bring their firearms. During a press conference Wednesday, the Democrat rattled off a number of locations where the Second Amendment does not apply.